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Old 12-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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1959 fleetside build

Guess I ll start a build page. I bought a 59 apache fleetside not to long ago. Purchased a frame with a Camaro clip already installed. I am going to go with ridetech shockwaves up front and probably a porterbuilt in the back. I want to see how the front sits with bags before I buy the back. I am looking into purchasing a 5.3 out of a newer truck. Should be a fun build. Lots of work to do.


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Old 12-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Re: 1959 fleetside build

Welcome to the board. Call me if you ever need anything.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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Welcome.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Re: 1959 fleetside build

need to make some more cuts on inner fender wells for Camaro subframe

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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Re: 1959 fleetside build

I have some extra inners if you want to practice ao make a template.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:01 PM   #6
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shockwaves installed


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Old 01-13-2014, 10:23 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard, nice truck!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:10 AM   #8
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Looking good.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:28 PM   #9
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5.3 motor and trans

just picked up my 5.3 motor and trans from a 2003 Tahoe with 83k miles. waiting on motor mounts and oil pan now.


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Old 01-24-2014, 10:13 AM   #10
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Your truck is coming along nicely. Welcome!
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:35 AM   #11
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Great job sofar. Im doing a 79 camero clip with shock waves in my 57. Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:53 AM   #12
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:37 PM   #13
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almost done with step notch


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That's going to look nice.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:19 PM   #15
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I like the rounded notch
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:16 PM   #16
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Re: 1959 fleetside build

It looks good. Are you going to make brackets and mount the bags between the tubing and top of axle?
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:39 PM   #17
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It looks good. Are you going to make brackets and mount the bags between the tubing and top of axle?
No, they are going on the outside, on top of trailing arms.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:45 PM   #18
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Re: 1959 fleetside build

Oh cool. Didn't know you were going with trailing arms. That will be neat. Did you get your front end all tightened and torqued? It's looking really good. Are you happy with the shock waves so far? I wish I could have done that or bags but just trying to get mine drivable again. I will go back and add them later.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:24 AM   #19
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Oh cool. Didn't know you were going with trailing arms. That will be neat. Did you get your front end all tightened and torqued? It's looking really good. Are you happy with the shock waves so far? I wish I could have done that or bags but just trying to get mine drivable again. I will go back and add them later.
not yet. Once I get everything done, im going to tear down and send frame off for powdercoat. so far so good with shockwaves. im no where near driving it but I like how simple the installation was.
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Re: 1959 fleetside build

Nice truck you got there. Great start on it. We did a camaro subframe in the apache also. Mind you we are still working on it. Seems like it will never get finished. Oh well. What is one more year
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Was that notch in a kit or built from scratch? I really like it and would like to do the same.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:40 PM   #23
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Was that notch in a kit or built from scratch? I really like it and would like to do the same.
I have a buddy that has a fabrication shop and cnc machine. he as a template that he created in the CNC for the round step notch. I can talk to him and see what he would charge to make some semi kit if your interested. let me know what all your looking for and ill ask him.
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Heyyyyyyy wait a minute....did I hear Fleetside?? Are you and PBE guy from the same town?

Great work so far keep it up. Are you keeping the 5.3 stock?
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:55 AM   #25
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Heyyyyyyy wait a minute....did I hear Fleetside?? Are you and PBE guy from the same town?

Great work so far keep it up. Are you keeping the 5.3 stock?
yes, he lives up the road. I am keeping the motor stock for now.
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